Lucy Glister - Principal
Lucy started her training at The Thanet Stage School of dance and Drama and then continued her professional training at London Studio Centre. She graduated with honours in Musical theatre and associate membership of the British Ballet organisation. She has worked as a professional vocalist and dancer for 21 years in West End productions and internationally in a variety of Stage Shows, television programs and on major cruise liners.
Lucy has produced and choreographed professional shows for a number of well known hotel chains around the world, including the Hilton and Grecotel. She also created and produced the award winning Ibiza Marquee Mardi Gras show and all productions for Airtours Cruise Ships and Thompson holidays.
After moving to Spain, Lucy started teaching for Valerie Jean Bale at The Valerie Jean school of dance, adding musical theatre with examinations with LAMDA to the timetable and growing the school for the next 10 years. On Valerie's retirement, Lucy opened Star Studios and continued the success of the school in the new premises.
Lucy, along with Aydin Hasirci has been the masternind for Spotlight productions, creating a professional show production company, giving young performers a chance to perform on The Benidorm Palace Stage. Spotlight Productions, now in it's 3rd year, is delighted to be offering this wonderful opportunity internationally as well as at home in Spain. www.spotlightproductions.es
Abby Hopkins BA (hons) Theatre Dance
Abby started her professional training at Urdang Academy in London's Covent Garden in 1997, she later trained at London Studio Center starting her BA in Theatre Dance in 1999.
Here she started her training in Pilates at the Body Control Studios. Abby embarked on her career as a professional dancer on completing her degree and has worked on cruise ships and theatres in London, New York, Northern Italy and closer to home at Benidorm Palace.
In 2010, Abby furthered her Pilates education in Valencia and became a member of ANEP, Spain's national association of Pilates trainers. As a pilates instructor, Abby has worked at Renaissance retreats, Nicole Stone's Yoga retreats, various Dance Academy's in Denia including Pas de Quatre and Babylon as well privalty for individual clients.
Abby is excited to teach both Pilates, Barre and Classical ballet for adults at Star Studios. Her mission is to help people feel wonderful through pilates and dance: 'I would like to create a safe and friendly environment at Star Studios for people of All ages and experience to gain physical fitness while enjoying the process through dance and pilates'.